It used to be, finding direct cheap flights to Belize was rare. With Belize becoming more and more popular, the airlines have noticed and have been gradually adding more flights from all over. There are now several different airlines flying directly to Belize and I will add them as they come back on board.
Direct Flights From US Cities to Belize City
Charlotte (CLT) – Seasonal; Daily departure at 9:15 am. The season ends on Monday, August 16, 2021, and begins again on Saturday only from November 20, to December 18, when Sunday is added until January 2, 2022. The Saturday only schedule returns on January 8. The return flight to Charlotte leaves Belize at 2:39 pm.
Dallas (DFW) – Two daily weekday departures with various times between 8:35 and 8:45 am and 12:05 and 12:20 pm. The Saturday departure is at 8:35 with the second flight varying between 10:30 and 11:00 am. The daily departure goes until August 16. It then reverts back to Saturday only, one flight, at 12:35 pm. On October 31, two flights daily begin again. The times on the return flights to Dallas vary so make a note when you are booking.
Los Angeles (LAX) – Seasonal Friday night departure at 11:37 pm with the return on Saturday at 6:06 am to March 26, 2021. There are no scheduled flights in April 202. The season begins again on May 7, at 11:30 pm. The departure time changes on June 4 to 11:55 pm and continues that way until the season ends on September 3, 2021. The 2021 – 2022 season begins again on Friday, December 3, 2021. The flight back to LA leaves Belize at 7:00 or 8:48 am depending on the time of the year.
Miami (MIA) – Daily flights at 12:31 pm. Return to Miami flight time is 1:46 pm. Beginning on Thursday, June 3 there are two flights daily at 10:30 and 12:05 pm until Monday, August 16. It then once again reverts back to one daily flight at 10:30 am. The return flights to Miami are at 1:23 and 3:41 pm through August 16, then at 1:27 pm beginning August 17, 2021.
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Atlanta (ATL) – Daily departures from Atlanta at 10:20 am. Belize to Atlanta departs at 12:44 pm.
Minneapolis (MSP) – Seasonal. Starting December 18, 2021. Tickets are already available on Saturday only departures at 8:15 am with the return to the Twin Cities at 1:55 pm.
Chicago (ORD) – Saturday only at 2:40 pm until September 4. The return flights leave Belize on Sunday at 10:20 am until September 5. The departure from Chicago changes to 9:20 am, then again on November 6, when it departs at the more familiar 8:55 am. Sunday is added October 31, 2021, with the departure time at 8:55 am. Beginning September 11 the return is at 12:45 pm, then, it changes once again on November 7 to 1:58 pm.
Denver (DEN) – Saturday and Sunday 9:45 am. Departure changes to 8:50 am on April 3. A Friday departure is added on June 4, until September 3, 2021. Beginning in November, Monday and Wednesday departures from Denver are added with the flights leaving Denver at 8:10 am. The departure from Belize on route to Denver on Saturday and Sunday is 1:45 pm. The Monday/Wednesday flights leave Belize at 2:20 pm.
Houston (IAH) – Weekday departures at 11:55. On Saturday and Sunday, at 2:20 pm flight is added. Beginning on June 5, four Saturday flights will run until August 14, then two daily departures continue until Tuesday, September 7, when it reverts back to one flight on weekdays and Sunday, and two on Saturday. The return flights vary.
*Please note the times when booking as flight departures do vary slightly depending on the day of the week.
Los Angeles (LAX) – Seasonal, Saturday only. The inaugural flight began January 9, 2021, departing LAX at 8:55 am. As of this update, the flights are discontinued until May 8 when the flight leaves Los Angeles at 8:45 am. The departure from Belize is at 3:35 pm. The season ends on September 11, 2021.
Newark (EWR) – Seasonal. Saturday only at 9:05 am and runs to April 10, 2021. Sunday is added as of April 11 and Friday is added on June 4. The three days per week schedule runs until September 3 when it reverts back to weekend departures until October 30, 2021. On November 2 the entire schedule changes to Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday (10:00 am) until December 18, when there are daily flights offered until January 4, 2022. From January 6, the schedule once again includes Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The return flight to Newark departs Belize at 2:45 pm.
Service began again on November 6, 2021
Houston (HOU) – Sunday – Friday Departure at 10:55 am. The return to Hobby is at 2:10 pm pm. Saturday departure from Houston is also at 10:55 am with the flights back at 4:45 pm to March 12, 2022 when it changes to a 3:45 return time.
Denver (DEN) – Seasonally Beginning November 20; Saturday at 10:50 am. Belize departure onroute to Denver is at 2:30 pm – Note: Return times vary throughout the season. Southwest currently only has flights listed until April 23, 2022. Stay tuned for season end dates.
Alaska Airlines (New):
Service to begin Wednesday, November 19, 2021
Los Angeles (LAX) – Departs at 11:30 am Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday. BZE-LAX departs at 10:00 am on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday.
Seattle (SEA) – To Belize departs at 08:30 on Friday and Saturday and returns from Belize departs at 9:00 on Saturday and Sunday.
Sun Country Airlines:
Minneapolis/St. Paul (MSP) – Seasonal, Saturday at 7:50 am; return at 12:10 pm. Saturday flights will begin again on December 18, 2021, and run to April 2022.
Seasonal Direct Flights from Canada to Belize City
Toronto (YYZ) – Wednesday, and Saturday at 10:00 am. Return at 2:45 pm. The season began on November 3rd, 2021 and goes to April 30, 2022.
Direct Flights from Central America to Belize
Panama (PTY) – Friday only. Departure from Panama City is at 12:06 pm with the return at 2:20 pm.
Tropic Air announced service coming soon to El Salvador. Please see my Flights From Belize page for information on those flights.
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This information was last updated on November 7, 2021.
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How to Get Around Belize
Once you get to Belize you will find it is fairly easy and inexpensive to get where ever you want to go. Belize City is full of taxis to get you around town. Sometimes they may try and overcharge so I always ask how much before I get in the taxi to make sure I am getting a fair price. You can take a bus anywhere on the mainland from the main bus terminal. It is really cheap, but you do get what you pay for. Expect overcrowded old school buses and interesting cultural experiences. You can also get to Caye Caulker or San Pedro, Ambergris Caye by water taxi. They run around $25US and take 70-90 minutes. Even though I like boats and old school buses, my favorite way to travel around the country is to hop on a Tropic Air island hopper.
The flight from the Belize International Airport to San Pedro takes about 20 minutes and is one of the most beautiful flights you will ever take. Because the plane does not go above 2500 feet, you get an amazing view of the Caribbean Sea and Barrier Reef.
Please note, the Government of Belize and the Belize Airport Authority are requiring all Belizean Airlines to collect a six-dollar rider fee on all ticket segments. The rider fee is charged to every ticket issued regardless of any discount.
Examples: One way flight BZE – SPR = Rider Fee $6.00, Return flight BZE – SPR – BZE = Rider Fee $12.00 and flying to 3 destinations BZE – SPR – TZA – PLJ = Rider Fee $18.00
Check out more helpful tips upon arriving in Belize on my Flying in Belize page.
On the Tropic Air website, you can get the following downloadable PDF and other useful information. Click through to view useful and some downloadable flight information. You can go to their various pages and find out the latest flight policies, departure tax, and pet travel information.
Shop Duty-Free Belize
Duty-free limits upon arrival: 3 cartons of cigarettes, 6 bottles of perfume, 6 boxes of cigars, 6 bottles of liquor or wine. Alcohol and perfume must go in checked luggage for your Tropic Air flight. Cigars and cigarettes can be on carry-on but cannot be used on the flight. Check out my Duty-Free Page to get a 15% discount on your inbound purchases and for more information on what you can take with you when you leave Belize.